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Enrico Rava - Fred Hersch

The Song Is You

Release Date: September 9, 2022

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1 Retrato em Banco e Preto  
2 Improvisation  
3 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You  
4 The Song Is You  
5 Child's Song  
6 The Trial  
7 Misterioso  
8 Round Midnight  
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The Song Is You documents the inspired meeting of two master improvisers. Italian trumpeter and flugelhornist Enrico Rava and US pianist Fred Hersch share a love of the music’s history and together explore standards including Jerome Kern’s “The Song Is You”, Thelonious Monk’s “Mysterioso” and “’Round Midnight”, Jobim’s “Retrato em Branco e Preto”, and George Bassman’s “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You”. They also play their own tunes, Fred’s “Child’s Song” and Enrico’s “The Trial”, and create music freely together. It’s a subtle and far reaching performance: when jazz reaches this level of understanding and interplay, a performance becomes less about the material – however distinguished it may be - than what the interpreter brings to it. Rava and Hersch bring vast experience and a finely honed sense of jazz improvisation as a storyteller’s art.

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